SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Electronics and electro-optics that must withstand harsh conditions in space, such as radiation, temperature extremes, and long periods without maintenance

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS: Air Force orders Harris software-defined radios for special ops

U.S. Air Force Special Forces needed handheld radios to conduct combat control, pararescue, tactical air control, and other sensitive operations. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y.

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Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., 2 Oct. 2014. U.S. Army strategic reconnaissance experts needed an imaging satellite company to build small satellites to provide deployed warfighters with real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance imagery. They found their solution from Quantum Research International, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.

Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

WASHINGTON, 26 Sept. 2014. Weapons experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with new Trident II D5 nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles and Trident missile upgrades under terms of a potential $828.4 million contract modification announced this month.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade on-board telemetry for infrared missile-warning reconnaissance satellites

Lockheed Martin to upgrade on-board telemetry for infrared missile-warning reconnaissance satellites

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 24 Sept. 2014. Satellite reconnaissance experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are upgrading the design of U.S. Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) reconnaissance satellites to accommodate dual band telemetry, tracking, and communications capability.

The growing drumbeat for more defense spending

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 Sept. 2014. For at least three years now the prevailing military discussion has revolved around imminent defense budget cuts, rounds of sequestration, and force reductions in the military services across the board.

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at Coherent Technical Services Inc. in Lexington Park, Md., are continuing their work to make data flowing over the MIL-STD-1553 databus available to other systems for testing and data verification.

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October 2014
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